The Evolution of Special and Differential Treatment and Aid for Trade

Authored by: Matthias Meyer , Lunenborg Peter

The Ashgate Research Companion To International Trade Policy

Print publication date:  July  2012
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409408352
eBook ISBN: 9781315613086
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043096


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After the end of the Second World War, the main trading nations wanted to create an International Trade Organization (ITO). The effort was stillborn and, as a second best to a new international institution, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was concluded in 1947. Already in the negotiations for an ITO there were doubts that all countries could be treated equally in international trade.

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